Italy: Venice and the Italian Lakes - Accommodations
In Milan, we'll be staying for 1 night at the contemporary Michelangelo Hotel. The hotel's ultra-modern scope draws upon modern architectural design that lights up large spaces and offers the feeling of warmth and comfort. The modern, large bedrooms are designed using light colors and wood, chosen to ensure a calm and relaxing environment, and to offer space and radiance. The rooms are equipped with a mini bar, telephone, television and satellite with international programs, as well as adjustable air conditioning and Wi-Fi Internet. Bathrooms have tubs, showers, marble vanities, luxury toiletries and a hairdryer. Pleasant lighting effects along with soft carpets and a tasteful color scheme offer a serene and relaxing environment. The 15 stories building is one of the tallest in Milan. It offers stunning views over the city, and on clear days you can see all the way to the Alps. The hotel has a large, comfortable lobby, a restaurant, a bar and a breakfast room.
In Lake Como, we'll be staying for 3 nights at the boutique Hotel Lenno opposite Bellagio, with its own boat pier on Lake Como. Benefitting from this enviable position, the family-run Hotel Lenno prides itself on relaxing ambience with a beautifully preserved belle époque façade as well as bright, fresh interiors with restored antiques and modern furnishings. The hotel's restaurant serves delightful regional dishes in the Art Nouveau dining room with wide windows looking over the enchanting view on the Gulf of Venus. The hotel's amenities include a swimming pool, sauna, solarium, and a wellness center. The hotel has 46 air-conditioned rooms: twin rooms are the beautifully designed Mansarda rooms, the attic style rooms with skylight windows, spacious and with a lovely view of the gardens. Single bedrooms overlook the lake. Rooms' amenities include air conditioning, satellite television, minibar, hairdryer and safe. The hotel also has a bar, a lounge and a sun terrace.
In Venice, we'll be staying for 4 nights at the historic Hotel Saturnia & International in the heart of the city, close to Piazza San Marco, the Grand Canal, Rialto Bridge, and next to La Fenice Theater. The hotel's understated exterior, housed in a patrician palace, dating back to the 14th century, hides elegant Venetian interiors featuring inlaid marble and wooden ceilings. Hotel Saturnia's past guests included many intellectuals and writers, such as Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre. La Caravella Restaurant offers a touch of culinary excellence of Venetian cuisine with a contemporary gourmet touch. The hotel's roof terrace offers unique views across the Venetian rooftops, and is ideal for cocktails or a glass of fine wine. The 87 classically styled rooms are sophisticated and classy, at times vintage, yet cozy and discreet. They come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars, air conditioning, and safety deposit boxes. All rooms come with parquet floors and a private marble bathroom.
In the highly unlikely event that our original accommodations must be changed, the alternative accommodations will be a hotel of equal or higher standard. No change will made to the cost of the tour.